Archive for April, 2012

Dynamic snippets for repeated forms

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

At the time of this writing, Nette lacks a good support for dynamic snippets. You can define them wrapped in a static snippet but you can’t invalidate them individually (unless they each belong to a different control, I think). You can only invalidate the static parent snippet which means you receive all its dynamic children snippets in the payload.

If you defined only a few snippets with small amount of data in each then no big deal. If however, you have a pageful of forms, each form containing a snippet that you want updated upon the parent form submission then you have to resort to tricks. For instance, you don’t want a message “Saved” displayed in each row/form in a product administration table.